In the context of pharmacy, entrepreneurship is generally associated with the establishment of community pharmacy and business management. However, entrepreneurship and its associated skills are key to the development of a range of health services in community and hospital sectors.
In terms of pharmacy practice, entrepreneurship was most frequently identified with innovation and creativity to develop new opportunities for pharmacists. The most frequent role for entrepreneurship in pharmacy education related to schools putting a greater emphasis on innovation, creativity, or divergent thinking.
The majority of pharmacists used to own their own stores. They were entrepreneurs and risk-takers. They were not just clinicians, but also business people.